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Oct 14, 2015
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Poverty: Not present this election campaign

Jim Silver
If you're following the federal election campaign you would think that poverty in Canada has been eliminated. Yet poverty continues to be a major problem in Canada.
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Sep 30, 2015
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Ten things to know about homelessness in Canada

Nick Falvo
Efforts to enumerate persons experiencing homeless have generally been spotty, but it is reasonable to assert that homelessness in Canada saw substantial growth in the 1980s and 1990s.
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Jul 31, 2015
William F. Buckley & Gore Vidal, 1968

Film review: Best of Enemies

Paul Orlowski
1968 was a very turbulent year around the world. A new documentary takes on the time in the USA through a series of high-profile debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr.
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Jul 29, 2015
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The executives who are holding us ransom

Simon Tremblay-Pepin
How is public corporation executives' level of compensation like a ransom? Simon Tremblay-Pepin explains the logic behind the metaphor: first, the kidnapping, then, the ransom.
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Jul 28, 2015
Women learn computer skills. Photo: Spark Creative Ltd/Flickr

Where is Canada's digital inclusion strategy?

Suzanne Smythe
Digital access is an ongoing effort that requires a comprehensive vision and an integration of the seven principles of access, oriented to the needs of lower-income Canadians.
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Jul 19, 2015
Book Cover: Rebalancing Society

Rebalancing Society: Pipe dream or prophecy?

Christopher Majka
Henry Mintzberg's new book, Rebalancing Society, makes a case for balancing public, private, and plural social sectors. It's an appealing idea but is there data to support it? We investigate further.

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